An uptick in recent federal enforcement actions involving renewable fuel credits is signaling that market participants can expect more fraud investigations and prosecutions as federal regulators strive to maintain control over the renewable fuel credit program.
U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany has introduced the Ending Legacy Lawsuit Abuse Act (H.R. 6169), which is aimed at preventing forum-shopping by attorneys representing landowners in “legacy lawsuits” based on historical oil and gas operations.
Two things are on my mind today: (1) winter is coming – I am so ready for some snow, hot cider and a refreshing chill to the air (it is supposed to be in the 80s all weekend in Denver, but I am still ready to unpack my sweaters and snow shoes!), and (2) Wyoming is moving forward with opening a new coal mine near Sheridan, Wyoming.
If you were able to keep your frac trailers from the clutches of your avaricious creditors during the past several unpleasant years, you could be in luck.
Today, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved Xcel Energy’s dramatic proposal to shift away from coal generation toward renewable energy.
On September 13 the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $37 million in funding for 16 new projects as part of its new program called Integration and Optimization of Novel Ion-Conducting Solids (IONICS).
A group referring to itself as “Climate Direct Action” claimed to have shut down five major cross-border oil pipelines in various states on Tuesday October 11, 2016:
On October 11, 2016, PHMSA released a Policy Statement notifying owners and operators of oil and gas pipelines that it is finally making its civil penalty framework publicly accessible, and that respondents may now request proposed civil penalty calculations in enforcement actions.
On Wednesday, September 28, the House passed the Water Resources Development Act with a vote of 399-25, H.R. 5303.
Taking the Bull by the Horns: Federal Government Introduces Pan-Canadian Carbon Price and Ratifies Paris Agreement; Paris Agreement to Come into Force in November 2016
The week of October 3, 2016 was an eventful one for Canadian climate change policy as the federal government introduced a pan-Canadian carbon price and ratified the Paris Agreement.